Developer seeks approval for 5-MW North Carolina solar project

Calypso Farm LLC on June 25 filed with the North Carolina Utilities Commission an application for a certificate of public convenience and necessity for a 5-MW solar photovoltaic project located at 168 Rex Cottle Lane at Calypso in Duplin County, N.C.

The projected cost of the project is $14m. It is projected to come on line around Dec. 1, 2015. It will be tied to the grid operated by Duke Energy Progress. The applicant plans to sell this electricity to Duke Energy Carolinas under a 15-year power purchase agreement.

The company contact is: Brian Bednar, manager, Calypso Farm LLC, 1125 E. Morehead St., Suite 206, Charlotte, NC 28204, (704) 644-7733,

Birdseye Renewable Energy was founded in 2009 by Bednar after more than 12 years in the property management, brokerage and development business, said the company website. Birdseye said it leverages its real estate and building experience to provide hands-on local knowledge and project management to its team’s projects. “We specialize in developing commercial and utility scale Renewable Energy Generation Projects,” the website said. “While the bulk of our experience to date has been with Photovoltaic Solar Arrays, we have relationships with veterans of wind and other renewable technologies.”

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